Sky TV retention deals ( post your haggling successes )

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
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  • csgohan4csgohan4 Forumite
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    lydriver wrote: »
    just cancelled via live chat, was offered 25% off, that was the best they could offer
    now 35% off for a year showing when I log in to My Sky, hopefully that gets better the longer I leave it



    I got offered 50% on the TV package only, not broadband/ line rental.
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"

    G_M/ PIxie/ Bowelhead99 RIP
  • lydriverlydriver Forumite
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    it's just TV I have, 50% and I'll bite, altho if it stays at 35%....£52 a month is better than £80!
  • csgohan4csgohan4 Forumite
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    csgohan4 wrote: »
    I got offered 50% on the TV package only, not broadband/ line rental.

    Seems that 50% on TV has expired for me, shame
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"

    G_M/ PIxie/ Bowelhead99 RIP
  • lydriverlydriver Forumite
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    when i log in to MySky through the skybox it offers 35% off, with a countdown timer for 31 days (until sub ends) so looks like 35% will be the max for me
    tempted to leave it until after the 31 days when it's stopped then see what's offered
  • nickccnickcc Forumite
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    What "daily problems" ?

    Unfortunately having to unplug and do a restart every few days on both Humax 1100s boxes. Frozen screens and just the small preview window even when you select that channel are a regular problem. Tried total reset on both boxes but makes no difference. We even end up with a small viewing area ( not 16.9) even though we have a full HD (new) tv
    We have a sound bar and after resetting freesat now find that we have to adjust the sound whenever we change between HD and standard, can be a real pain when you get blasted out of your seats. Most of the problems, I'm sure, can be solved but we never had all these problems with Sky, who I incidentally think are rip off merchants.
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    nickcc wrote: »
    Unfortunately having to unplug and do a restart every few days on both Humax 1100s boxes. Frozen screens and just the small preview window even when you select that channel are a regular problem. Tried total reset on both boxes but makes no difference. We even end up with a small viewing area ( not 16.9) even though we have a full HD (new) tv
    We have a sound bar and after resetting freesat now find that we have to adjust the sound whenever we change between HD and standard, can be a real pain when you get blasted out of your seats. Most of the problems, I'm sure, can be solved but we never had all these problems with Sky, who I incidentally think are rip off merchants.


    We have two Humax boxes , but only use one at the moment as we have Sky, but problems needing reboot have been very rare. In fact , the box plugged into the upstairs tv has had no problems for two years.



    Are your tv and box settings correct ? It's worth looking through them.
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    nickcc wrote: »
    U We even end up with a small viewing area ( not 16.9) even though we have a full HD (new) tv
    We have a sound bar and after resetting freesat now find that we have to adjust the sound whenever we change between HD and standard, can be a real pain when you get blasted out of your seats. Most of the problems, I'm sure, can be solved
    Indeed, the symptoms sound like a settings problem rather than any actual fault with BOTH machines. Refer to the instruction manual or get in touch with Humax direct
  • drunk1drunk1 Forumite
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    Just cancelled my Sky as it was the 12 months code MSE done last August and was jumping up to £94 a month.

    Have cancelled and can't be bothered haggling, so just fired a new order through with a slightly different spelling and have full TV, sports, movies, HD etc £30 a month for 12 months. Getting a £25 prepaid MasterCard and Quidco has tracked at £130. Effectively £17.50 per month if Quidco pays out.
  • csgohan4csgohan4 Forumite
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    drunk1 wrote: »
    Just cancelled my Sky as it was the 12 months code MSE done last August and was jumping up to £94 a month.

    Have cancelled and can't be bothered haggling, so just fired a new order through with a slightly different spelling and have full TV, sports, movies, HD etc £30 a month for 12 months. Getting a £25 prepaid MasterCard and Quidco has tracked at £130. Effectively £17.50 per month if Quidco pays out.



    But doesn't the direct debit come from the same account?


    also where did you get the new code from?
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"

    G_M/ PIxie/ Bowelhead99 RIP
  • drunk1drunk1 Forumite
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    Got the code from hotukdeals, someone posted it a few days ago.

    All other details I've kept the same, only need to change name slightly and ensure a new email address. All my confirmation emails have came through and getting installed Sat 30th.
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